Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "URGENT MONEY TRANSFER ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:46:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

                           URGENT MONEY TRANSFER ASSISTANCE

FAX: +2786 604 3440

Dear good friend,
I am Mr. John Maroka, I am the general accountant of a reputable bank here in Africa. I am 
contacting you due to the urgent need of a foreign company or individual account.

I discovered a dormant account in our bank here in South Africa with the sum of $32million 
belonging to one of our foreign customer (Brian Kreisky) who died in a plane crash in 24 December, 
2000 along with his family.
For more information about the crash you can visit this site:

Since I got information about his death, I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and 
claim his money because we cannot release it unless some body applies for it as next of kin or 
relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guideline and laws but unfortunately we learnt 
that all his supposed next of kin or relation are know where to be found for the claim. It is 
therefore upon this, discovery that I have decided to make this business proposal to you and 
release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent 
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the bank 
treasury as unclaimed bill.

The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after the next 
five mouths, the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of 
foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a 

I agree that 33% of this money will be for you as a respect to the provision of a foreign account , 
2% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the business and 65% would be for me and my 
colleague who are involved Thereafter, I will visit your country for disbursement according to the 
percentage indicated Therefore,

First you must apply to the bank as the relative of the next of kin of the deceased with a text of 
application/claim form that I will send to you, secondly I will like you to send me your private 
telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text/application form. I will 
not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch-free and that you should not 
entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements have been made for the transfer. You should 
contact me immediately as soon as you received this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Mr. John Maroka